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How Can I Install an SSL Certificate? - Plesk

 

You can install your own SSL as long as you are a dedicated server owner and have the Admin log in to Plesk.

There are three ways that you can add an SSL Certificate:

Change the domain's IP address to a dedicated IP address. If additional information is necessary for step, please refer to this article: IP Change - Plesk.

Install a Free Basic Certificate Provided by Let's Encrypt

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. Select Websites & Domains from the left-hand menu.

    Plesk - Websites & Domains

  3. Locate and click the SSL/TLS Certificates button in the additional options.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Certificates

  4. Click Install below. Install a free basic certificate provided by Let's Encrypt.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Certificates Install

  5. Select the desired options for the certificate to be issued. We recommend enabling the checkboxes of the following settings:

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Certificates Install Settings

    • Include the www subdomain for the domain and each selected alias

    • Secure webmail on this domain

    • Assign the certificate to the mail domain

  6. Click Get it free.

Upload a Certificate You Already Purchased

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. Select Websites & Domains from the left-hand menu.

    Plesk - Websites & Domains

  3. Locate and click the SSL/TLS Certificates button in the additional options.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Certificates

  4. Click Upload .pem file in the section More options below Upload a certificate you already purchased. Where can I find the .pem file?.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Upload

  5. Select the .pem file on your local computer and upload the file.
  6. Click Upload Certificate when you have finished.

Download or Remove Existing Certificates

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. Select Websites & Domains from the left-hand menu.

    Plesk - Websites & Domains

  3. Locate and click the SSL/TLS Certificates button in the additional options.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Certificates

  4. Click on the Manage button under the Download or remove existing certificates.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Manage

  5. Click Add SSL/TLS Certificate.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Manage Add SSL/TLS

  6. Scroll down to the Upload the certificate as text section and then paste each section from the certificate file into the corresponding fields.

    Plesk - SSL/TLS Manage Upload the certificate as text

  7. Click Upload Certificate.

  8. Go to Websites & Domains, select Hosting Settings.

    Plesk Hosting Settings

    • Under Security, enable the SSL/TLS support option.

    • On the Certificate option, select the certificate uploaded on the previous step.

  9. Click OK

Additionally, HostGator offers to install your SSL certificate for you at no charge ($10 install fee waived for Dedicated Servers)